Looking at these numbers released by the SIA, it's a reminder to all of us in the industry who take the profession seriously and want to remain relevant and actively employed that it's only getting more competitive. Continued professional development - differentiation - and a strong network are more vital than ever. - The SIA predicts over the year a total of 140,000 applications for individual licences will be received - around 10,000 higher than experienced in the corresponding year of the preceding three-year licensing cycle. - The SIA anticipates receiving over 230,000 ‘service requests’ - The UK has 445,000 ‘active licences’ - Last year saw the highest ever number of applications received since the SIA began badging the sector in the mid-2000s. It's more important than ever to be a part of a connected, supportive network. Don't rely on a reactive strategy of sending messages on LinkedIn that start with 'Hey mate, do you know of any work?' Build the foundations of sustained employment now. https://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/government/sia-business-plan/ #CPD #Networking

Posted by Jon (BBA Team) at 2022-08-12 12:58:13 UTC